I have a missing tooth…

Losing a tooth as an adult can be distressing, especially if it is a front tooth. Not only is there the impact to your appearance and your smile, but also the functional loss of chewing or sometimes speaking.

Should I just leave the tooth missing?

There is also the long term consideration that if nothing is done that the surrounding teeth and gum move in on the space, causing that ‘shrunken’ face look that you may have seen.

What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

There are several options to replace a missing tooth that allow you to continue life as normal, the most common now being the dental implant.

A titanium screw is “implanted” into the jaw, effectively replacing the root of your missing toothOptions for replacing a missing tooth

Advances in dental technology have made tooth implants a much more desirable choice than previous tooth replacement options.

The main options for replacing a tooth are:

  • Partial denture: a removable plate worn in the mouth with one or more teeth attached to the plate
  • A bridge: teeth either side of the missing tooth are crowned, and a bridging tooth secured to these
  • Dental tooth implant: This permanent method of replacing missing teeth is done by securing a titanium screw (implant) into the jawbone and topping it with a tooth crown